Area Attractions and Distance Charts

Mitchell County, NC
Rich with talented potters, creative artisans, quaint towns, and natural beauty. Scenic Christmas tree farms can be found throughout the county.

Bakersville, NC (7 miles)
This picturesque town offers pottery studios, craft shops, tea houses, bed and breakfasts, a library and shops.

Rhododendron Gardens, Pisgah National Forest, NC (7 miles)
Tour the scenic gardens or join the Appalachian Trail for a hike.

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC (15 miles)
Take a course at the renowned Penland School or shop in their spectacular art gallery.

Roan Mountain State Park, TN (16 miles)
Enjoy fishing, hiking and swimming in this 2000 acre state park at the base of the Roan Mountain.

Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club, Spruce Pine, NC (19 miles)
Enjoy a day of golf or a nice dinner.

Linville Falls, Linville Gorge, and Linville Caverns, NC (27 miles)
Experience three of nature’s wonders. The gorge has been called the Grand Canyon of North Carolina, the falls are beautiful and the caverns unique.

Little Switzerland, NC (30 miles)
Go gem mining and then dine at the Mountain View or one of the other area restaurants.

Banner Elk, NC (34 miles)
Ski at Ski Beech or Sugar Mountain.

Grandfather Mountain, NC (40 miles)
Brave the mile high swinging bridge, tour the nature museum, hike and picnic in a spectacular setting.

Distances from The Croft at Glen Ayre to major towns and cities:

North Carolina:
Asheville, 57 miles
Boone, 57 miles
Charlotte, 122 miles
Greensboro, 157 miles
Raleigh, 233 miles
Wilmington, 321 miles
South Carolina:
Spartanburg, 93 miles
Greenville, 110 miles
Myrtle Beach, 300 miles
Charleston, 300 miles

Johnson City, 35 miles


Atlanta, 251 miles


Jacksonville, 472 miles


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